A dismembered body of an unknown man wearing only an underwear was discovered in a shallow grave in Apel, Limpopo on Wednesday morning. The SAPS in Apel, Sekhukhune were alerted by community members who were collecting firewood in the bushes near Strydkraal A.

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Upon arrival, police were able to retrieve the dismembered body of an unknown man with multiple injuries. Some of the body parts were buried along with him.

Preliminary investigations indicated that the victim was brought to the scene by suspects driving in an unidentified motor vehicle.

Initial investigation conducted at the scene also indicated that the victim was dragged for some metres to where the shallow grave was dug up. There were trails of blood stains. The victim, suspected to be in his 30s, was found wearing only an underwear.


Commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has ordered an immediate manhunt of unknown suspects.

“This is one of the most disturbing and inhumane incidents that we have experienced in our province. I have confidence in our investigating team that they will follow all possible leads to track down the suspects and bring them to book.

“We also appeal to the community members to come forward with any information that can assist in identifying the deceased or apprehension of the suspects,” added Lieutenant General Hadebe.

They may contact Sergeant Martin Betha on 0636699344 or also Lieutenant Colonel John Kubayi on 0825657602. Also the nearest police station or use MySAPS app.